Turkish Aerospace Industry (TAI) continues its additive manufacturing investments based on 3D printing, which will be used in many sectors that require production in the near future, especially aviation. In this context, it signed a cooperation agreement with "FIT AG", one of the world's leading additive manufacturing manufacturers. In this context, it is aimed to develop global scale projects that will contribute to the aviation ecosystem by conducting joint studies on additive manufacturing.
Continuing its R&D studies rapidly in the context of today's rapidly developing aviation and space technologies, TAI is signing new collaborations to develop production methods based on additive manufacturing, which it announced for the first time in recent months. With the cooperation agreement between FIT AG and TAI, it is aimed to develop additive manufacturing methods based on aviation on a global scale and to develop different joint productions related to design and production. This will pave the way for mutual knowledge transfer with the goal of increasing production competencies in additive manufacturing. With the agreement, a significant strategic superiority will be achieved in parts that cannot be supplied from abroad, have finished or difficult to find, and have long supply times.
With the cooperation agreement, detailed cooperation issues on additive manufacturing design, production and mass production processes will be evaluated and they will act jointly in the development of innovative platforms. In addition, the process, technology and manufacturing processes to be jointly developed will be integrated within the scope of TAI projects, thus paving the way for the rapid implementation of high value-added and high-tech products. It is planned to gain advantage in production with the additive manufacturing method, which is described as a transformation that can significantly affect the cost and quality cycles. In this context, primarily National Combat Aircraft, Satellite, UAV and Hürjet projects will be targeted, and then qualified parts production processes will be implemented for other TAI aviation platforms.
The Additive Manufacturing method, which allows the production of 3-dimensional parts by laying the structural components of aircraft using 3D printers and subjecting the appropriate powder or thin wires to heat treatment, enables the production of parts with complex geometries such as multi-axis or inner channel that cannot be produced with traditional production methods. .